What’s it like to be a woman in industry? Read our interview with Tasha Peters, Inside Sales Representative at Hercules SLR in Sudbury, Ontario to find out.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Tell us about your educational or professional background & experience before joining Hercules SLR?
I’m a graduate of the Social Service worker and Correctional Worker Program, and I’ve worked in sales and management positions for the last 12 years.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Why did you decide to work for Hercules SLR?
I decided to work for Hercules SLR because there was opportunity to grow! I also admired their reputation in business, their company’s structure and I was personally so excited have a completely different challenge.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Where have you traveled to during your time at Hercules SLR?
I have not traveled with the company yet, but I’d love to visit the other Hercules SLR branches!
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Where have you enjoyed traveling to most for training with Hercules?
I look forward to visiting other locations and meeting mentors within the company—I’d love to visit our Head Office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the other branches here in Ontario.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Is there anywhere you’d like to travel in the future with Hercules SLR?
Like I mentioned earlier, I really look forward to visiting other Hercules SLR branches, making connections and meeting mentors within the company.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | What’s something you’re most proud to have accomplished in your career at Hercules SLR?
I am most proud of the amazing team I work with here in Sudbury, Ontario!
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | What’s something you love about the securing, lifting and rigging industry?
I love that each day’s a learning opportunity—No two days look exactly the same, so there’s always something new to experience! I also love that there’s so much diversity within the securing, lifting and rigging industry.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | What sort of challenges do you face as a woman in this industry and how do face them?
I don’t feel like I’m faced with challenges based on my gender. I feel like I’ve been on an even playing field with my male counterparts in every interaction and opportunity I’ve had at Hercules SLR so far.
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY, TASHA PETERS | Give us some advice for women who work, or want to work in an industrial environment:
My only advice to women starting out in the rigging industry is to be true to yourself, and face things head on.
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